17 Best eCommerce Software Comparison Chart

Drag & Drop table added further down on this page for 1 vs 1 comparisons.

Builder LogoBuilder NameMore InfoPricingDemo VideoExample SitesSupport: PhoneSupport: Live ChatSupport: Email/Help DeskSupport: ForumBuilt-in Credit Card ProcessorsPayment ProcessorsNo Transaction FeesMobile App to Manage StoreExtensions or Add-onsThemes (All Mobile Ready)Drag & Drop BuilderHostingUnlimited ProductsDigital ProductsPoint of Sale SystemMarketing: Email/NewsletterMarketing: Discount Codes & CouponsMarketing: External Store IntegrationMarketing: Affiliate Program for your StoreMisc
BigcommerceVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $29.95, $79.95, CustomWatch
Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 324/7YesYesGoogle Checkout, Paypal, Authorize.net, +72 moreYesYesYes, Paid & FreeNoYes, IncludedYesYes Yes, via an ExtensionYesYesGoogle Shopping & Facebook Store

Yes, Paid Extensions

Abandoned Cart Saver w/ Plus & above

ShopifyVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $9, $29, $79, $179Watch
Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 324/7YesYesPaypal, Authorize.net, +70 moreYes, only w/ Shopify PaymentsYesYes, Paid & FreeYes, with Shogun AppYes, IncludedYes Yes, via an ExtensionYes Yes, via an ExtensionYes + Gift CardsFacebook Store, Pinterest Buyable Pins & Twitter Buy Tweets

Yes, Paid & Free Extensions

Abandoned Cart Reminder w/ Pro & above

3dcartVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $9.99, $19.99, $65.99, $99.99, $199.99Watch
Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 324/7YesYesStripe, Paypal, +90 moreYesNoYesYesYes, IncludedYes, w/ Pro PlusYesYes, Only for an iPad device IOS 8 or higher YesYesFacebook Store (& Ebay w/ Pro Plus)

Yes

VolusionVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $15, $35, $75, $135Watch
Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 324/7 w/ PlusYesYesStripe, Paypal, Authorize.net, Volusion Payments +32 moreYesYesYesNoYes, IncludedYes, w/ PremiumYesYesYesYesFacebook Store, Ebay & Amazon

Yes

Wix StoresVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $17, $25Watch

Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3More Examples

Yes but not 24/7NoYesStripe, Paypal, Moolah (authorize.net) +4 moreYesYesYesYesYes, IncludedYesNoNo Yes, via an ExtensionYesAdd your Etsy shop or Shopify store to your site

No, but OSI has a solution

X-CartVisit Site
Special Offers
1-time payment: $495 | $1,495 | $3,995Watch
Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3Yes but not 24/7YesYesAmazon Pay, Paypal, Authorize.net, +72 moreYesYesYes, Paid & FreeNoYes, for seperate monthly billYesYes, w/ Business PlanYesYesYesGoogle Shopping, Facebook Store, Ebay & Amazon with free or paid extensions

Yes

Abandoned Cart Reminder w/ Enterprise only

CoreCommerceVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $40, $90, $140, $200, $600Watch
Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 37AM-12AM Mon-Fri & 8AM-5PM Sat (CST)YesYesPaypal, Amazon +50 moreYesNo (Mobile admin coming Nov 2016)YesNoYes, IncludedOnly Premier & Above (1st Plan is 300 Products)YesNoYesYes + Gift Cards & Reward Point SystemFacebook, eBay, and Google marketplaces

Yes

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WooCommerceVisit Site
FreeWatch
Example Site 1NoNoYesAmazon Payments Stripe Authorize.Net PayPal +moreYesYes, iOS only for $4.99 1-time paymentYes, Paid & FreeNoYes, for a seperate monthly billYesYes, + SubscriptionsNoYes, many plugins to choose fromYesGoogle Shopping & Facebook Store w/ paid extensions

Yes, w/ another Wordpress plugin

All Wordpress plugins are available to you

WeeblyVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $8, $12, $25Watch
Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3More Examples24/7 w/ Pro & AboveYesYesStripe Paypal Authorize.netonly w/ Business PackageYesYesYesYes, Includedw/ BusinessYesNoYesYes on Business PackageNo

No, but OSI has a solution

Checkout redirects to weebly.com unless you have Business Package Abandoned Cart Recovery on Performance Package

OpenCartVisit Site
FreeExample Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3NoNoNoAmazon Pay Paypal Authorize.net +33 moreYesNoYes, Paid & FreeNoNoYesYesYes, w/ Paid ExtensionsYes w/ ExtensionYes w/ ExtensionFacebook Store with free or paid extension

Yes

PrestaShopVisit Site
FreeWatch
Example Site 1Example Site 2NoNoMonthly fee for supportAmazon Payments Authorize.Net PayPal +50 moreYesNoYes, Paid & FreeNoYes, CloudYesYesYes, w/ Paid ExtensionsYesYesGoogleShopping & Facebook Store w/ paid extensions Shopgate Mobile commerce

Yes

Abandoned Cart Reminder

SquarespaceVisit Site
Monthly: $26, $40Watch
Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3NoYes, only Mon-Fri 3AM and 8PM Eastern TimeYesOnly StripeNo, Fee starts at 3%Yes, iOS only Yes, Paid & FreeNoYes, IncludedYesYesNoYesYesFacebook Tab

No, but OSI has a solution

Abandoned Cart Reminder

Big CartelVisit Site
Monthly: Free, $9.99, $19.99, $29.99Watch
Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3NoNoYes, Monday–Friday, 9am–6pm EST. Light coverage weekends and evenings.Stripe & Paypal. Square Register and cash options via POS appYesYesYesNoYes, IncludedNo, each plan has a product limit. (look in Misc for more info)Yes w/ their integrated sister-serviceYes, iOS appNoYesFacebook Tab

No, but OSI has a solution

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EcwidVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: Free, $15, $35, $99Watch
Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3w/ Business package or higherw/ any paid packageYesStripe, Paypal, Authorize.net +40 moreYesw/ any paid package (Android & iOS)Yes, Paid & FreeNoYes, IncludedNo, see Miscw/ any paid packagew/ Unlimited PackageYes w/ Add-onw/ any paid packagew/ Business package or higher

Yes, via 3rd party Post Affiliate Pro

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Magento: CEVisit Site

FreeWatch
Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3NoNoNoAmazon Payments, PayPal, Authorize.net, and Google CheckoutYesPaid (Android & iOS)Yes, Paid & FreeNoNoYesYesYes, PaidYesYesFacebook Store Free, Google Shopping Paid

Yes, Paid extension

GoDaddy Online StoreVisit Site
Coupons
$29Watch
Example Site 1Example Site 2More Examples24/7YesNoPayPal, Apple Pay, Stripe, Create Custom Payment MethodYesOnline InterfaceYesNoYes, IncludedYesYes, 500MB limitNoYesYesFacebook Store

No, but OSI has a solution

ZencartVisit Site
FreeExample Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3NoNoNoPaypal Authorize.net +4 moreYesNoYes, Paid & FreeNoNoYesYesYes, w/ Free or Paid ExtensionsYes w/ Add-onYesNo

Yes

Very helpful community on forums

Other Comparison Charts

GoDaddy Online Store is the newest store builder addition to the chart as of 1/23/2017
New features added: Demo videos, templates and example websites.

With this eCommerce software comparison, you should easily be able to decide which shopping cart software is going to be the best fit for you and your business.

Future pending updates: Will include Etsy, Ebay and Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA).(

Yep, with just 17 competitors, it’s a huge list. For your convenience, I have put together many side-by-side comparisons that you can locate by each company’s name or you can use the Drag & drop table further below to compare them yourself.

(the colors don’t mean anything)

Builder LogoBuilder NameMore InfoPricingDemo VideoExample SitesSupport: PhoneSupport: Live ChatSupport: Email/Help DeskSupport: ForumBuilt-in Credit Card ProcessorsPayment ProcessorsNo Transaction FeesMobile App to Manage StoreExtensions or Add-onsThemes (All Mobile Ready)Drag & Drop BuilderHostingUnlimited ProductsDigital ProductsPoint of Sale SystemMarketing: Email/NewsletterMarketing: Discount Codes & CouponsMarketing: External Store IntegrationMarketing: Affiliate Program for your StoreMisc

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BigcommerceVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $29.95, $79.95, Custom

Watch

Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 324/7YesYesGoogle Checkout, Paypal, Authorize.net, +72 moreYesYesYes, Paid & FreeNoYes, IncludedYesYes Yes, via an ExtensionYesYesGoogle Shopping & Facebook Store

Yes, Paid Extensions

Abandoned Cart Saver w/ Plus & above

ShopifyVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $9, $29, $79, $179

Watch

Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 324/7YesYesPaypal, Authorize.net, +70 moreYes, only w/ Shopify PaymentsYesYes, Paid & FreeYes, with Shogun AppYes, IncludedYes Yes, via an ExtensionYes Yes, via an ExtensionYes + Gift CardsFacebook Store, Pinterest Buyable Pins & Twitter Buy Tweets

Yes, Paid & Free Extensions

Abandoned Cart Reminder w/ Pro & above

3dcartVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $9.99, $19.99, $65.99, $99.99, $199.99

Watch

Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 324/7YesYesStripe, Paypal, +90 moreYesNoYesYesYes, IncludedYes, w/ Pro PlusYesYes, Only for an iPad device IOS 8 or higher YesYesFacebook Store (& Ebay w/ Pro Plus)

Yes

VolusionVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $15, $35, $75, $135

Watch

Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 324/7 w/ PlusYesYesStripe, Paypal, Authorize.net, Volusion Payments +32 moreYesYesYesNoYes, IncludedYes, w/ PremiumYesYesYesYesFacebook Store, Ebay & Amazon

Yes

Wix StoresVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $17, $25

Watch

Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3More ExamplesYes but not 24/7NoYesStripe, Paypal, Moolah (authorize.net) +4 moreYesYesYesYesYes, IncludedYesNoNo Yes, via an ExtensionYesAdd your Etsy shop or Shopify store to your site

No, but OSI has a solution

X-CartVisit Site
Special Offers
1-time payment: $495 | $1,495 | $3,995

Watch

Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3Yes but not 24/7YesYesAmazon Pay, Paypal, Authorize.net, +72 moreYesYesYes, Paid & FreeNoYes, for seperate monthly billYesYes, w/ Business PlanYesYesYesGoogle Shopping, Facebook Store, Ebay & Amazon with free or paid extensions

Yes

Abandoned Cart Reminder w/ Enterprise only

CoreCommerceVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $40, $90, $140, $200, $600

Watch

Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 37AM-12AM Mon-Fri & 8AM-5PM Sat (CST)YesYesPaypal, Amazon +50 moreYesNo (Mobile admin coming Nov 2016)YesNoYes, IncludedOnly Premier & Above (1st Plan is 300 Products)YesNoYesYes + Gift Cards & Reward Point SystemFacebook, eBay, and Google marketplaces

Yes

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WooCommerceVisit Site
Free

Watch

Example Site 1NoNoYesAmazon Payments Stripe Authorize.Net PayPal +moreYesYes, iOS only for $4.99 1-time paymentYes, Paid & FreeNoYes, for a seperate monthly billYesYes, + SubscriptionsNoYes, many plugins to choose fromYesGoogle Shopping & Facebook Store w/ paid extensions

Yes, w/ another Wordpress plugin

All Wordpress plugins are available to you

WeeblyVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $8, $12, $25

Watch

Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3More Examples24/7 w/ Pro & AboveYesYesStripe Paypal Authorize.netonly w/ Business PackageYesYesYesYes, Includedw/ BusinessYesNoYesYes on Business PackageNo

No, but OSI has a solution

Checkout redirects to weebly.com unless you have Business Package Abandoned Cart Recovery on Performance Package

OpenCartVisit Site
Free

Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3NoNoNoAmazon Pay Paypal Authorize.net +33 moreYesNoYes, Paid & FreeNoNoYesYesYes, w/ Paid ExtensionsYes w/ ExtensionYes w/ ExtensionFacebook Store with free or paid extension

Yes

PrestaShopVisit Site
Free

Watch

Example Site 1Example Site 2NoNoMonthly fee for supportAmazon Payments Authorize.Net PayPal +50 moreYesNoYes, Paid & FreeNoYes, CloudYesYesYes, w/ Paid ExtensionsYesYesGoogleShopping & Facebook Store w/ paid extensions Shopgate Mobile commerce

Yes

Abandoned Cart Reminder

SquarespaceVisit Site
Monthly: $8, $18, $26

Watch

Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3NoYes, only Mon-Fri 3AM and 8PM Eastern TimeYesOnly StripeYesYes, iOS only Yes, Paid & FreeNoYes, IncludedYesYesNoYesYesFacebook Tab

No, but OSI has a solution

Abandoned Cart Reminder

Big CartelVisit Site
Monthly: Free, $9.99, $19.99, $29.99

Watch

Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3NoNoYes, Monday–Friday, 9am–6pm EST. Light coverage weekends and evenings.Stripe & Paypal. Square Register and cash options via POS appYesYesYesNoYes, IncludedNo, each plan has a product limit. (look in Misc for more info)Yes w/ their integrated sister-serviceYes, iOS appNoYesFacebook Tab

No, but OSI has a solution

[wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.donotdwell.com/?tcb_lightbox=big-cartel-more-info" type="iframe" hyperlink="Click here for info"]

EcwidVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: Free, $15, $35, $99

Watch

Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3w/ Business package or higherw/ any paid packageYesStripe, Paypal, Authorize.net +40 moreYesw/ any paid package (Android & iOS)Yes, Paid & FreeNoYes, IncludedNo, see Miscw/ any paid packagew/ Unlimited PackageYes w/ Add-onw/ any paid packagew/ Business package or higher

Yes, via 3rd party Post Affiliate Pro

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Magento: CEVisit Site

Free

Watch

Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3NoNoNoAmazon Payments, PayPal, Authorize.net, and Google CheckoutYesPaid (Android & iOS)Yes, Paid & FreeNoNoYesYesYes, PaidYesYesFacebook Store Free, Google Shopping Paid

Yes, Paid extension

GoDaddy Online StoreVisit Site
Coupons
$29

Watch

Example Site 1Example Site 2More Examples24/7YesNoPayPal, Apple Pay, Stripe, Create Custom Payment MethodNo, Credit Card Fee 2.5% + 0.25 per order Online InterfaceYesNoYes, IncludedYesYes, 500MB limitNoYesYesFacebook Store

No, but OSI has a solution

ZencartVisit Site
Free

Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3NoNoNoPaypal Authorize.net +4 moreYesNoYes, Paid & FreeNoNoYesYesYes, w/ Free or Paid ExtensionsYes w/ Add-onYesNo

Yes

Very helpful community on forums

Shopify vs Bigcommerce

At the time of this review the 2 things that divide these two companies are hard to justify as factual, that’s why there is no checkbox for them. They are: Transparency and quality of support. Now if it isn’t obvious already I have combed through a lot of data and in the chart have published only the cold hard facts. Based on recent developments of Bigcommerce preparing for an IPO it has only hinted at what changes may be coming for it’s current paying customers. It is hard to tell if this will be a positive change or a negative one, again no transparency. When it comes to support, the feeling certain customers are being left with is an unsatisfied one. Unsatisfied with the hard sell, lack of understanding the answers they are given and most importantly feeling like the problem is unresolved. Now these customers come off to me as not very tech savvy and would find a much better home at Shopify with their tools being much easier to use, but there are still big benefits with Bigcommerce.

The current gap between Shopify and Bigcommerce in my opinion comes down to custom orders of products. Let’s say you wanted to sell shirts that allow the customer to put their own phrases, names, logo and whatever on it. Both carts will allow you to do this but you have to jump through hoops in Shopify to make it happen. To even offer this custom order attribute you have to add on an app that can do that which adds onto your monthly cost. After that if you receive a huge amount of these orders and want to quickly and easily export the orders to send to the factory, you have to have another app for that, again another app that adds on a monthly cost. In Bigcommerce these abilities come standard. There are always extenuating circumstances where one product performs over the other and currently this is one of them.

Another motivation I have for placing Shopify at the top is because it is just so easy to use. I can build a site, tear it down, flip it around and etc but all that takes code. Writing new functions that publish certain sets of data and then having to write css in another file to style that data to look presentable on a web page, then making sure it looks as how it should in multiple browsers, this is beyond a pain. Being allowed to do something quickly and easily saves you massive amounts of time that you should be investing in traffic, marketing and products. You know, the important stuff that actually leads to sales and results in you getting paid.

Shopify recommended for: The not tech savvy, ease of tools and great support.
Bigcommerce recommended for: Shops with custom orders, support is knowledgeable if you understand tech details and can handle/disregard upselling.

*Note: Bigcommerce is planning for big changes in preparation for their 2016 IPO. The impacts to features and pricing at this point are unknown.

Bigcommerce vs X-Cart

The 24/7 phone support is a huge plus for Bigcommerce here. In the long run you might save more money with X-Cart if you found an affordable host but you would need to know what you’re looking for. Bigcommerce already knows it’s software and has a hosting environment tuned to fit it’s needs. With X-Cart you would have to figure that out. Surely a good VPS or dedicated hosting could handle it no problem. X-Cart also has that upfront cost.

X-Cart vs 3dcart

X-Cart is definitely shopping cart software I am going to keep my eye on because it is really bringing it in all the areas that it can gain an edge. External store integration’s is a major area where they are making an impact. The ability to plug your store into many social platforms and shopping platforms that are built to sell is huge. These platforms can and will deliver sales faster than the search results because they are already being trafficked by shoppers actively searching for products they want to buy right now. X-Cart’s ever growing list of platforms they plug into will build your brand awareness because no matter where a customer may go they will continue to see your store offering products. This is the reason X-Cart is currently placed where they are, they are on the move and they are bringing it!

Oops I almost forgot this was a comparison segment. With 3dcart you do get 24/7 phone support, lower cost of investment on entering. It’s solid I’m just in awe of X-Cart right now.

3dcart vs Volusion

A drag and drop builder with support that you don’t have to pay extra for is why 3dcart is leading ahead of Volusion. Both of them hold back the “Unlimited Products” but how many online stores really need that?

Volusion vs Wix

Although Wix is the king of drag and drop builders it is limited when you need custom add-ons like an affiliate system for your online store. Affiliates can you send you a massive amount of leads and this targeted traffic option should never be ignored. Volusion also has a Point of Sale system and ability to sell digital products.

Wix vs Squarespace

Squarespace only offers one credit card processor.. are you kidding me? Stripe is a solid credit card processor but they don’t reach everywhere. Currently they only serve 9 countries with 14 in Beta. EBay didn’t acquire Paypal because nobody uses it if you do any buying or selling online then you really should have a paypal account. The point is you don’t want to miss out on sales you could of had because the customer can’t pay you.


 
 

Shopify Tutorial Video


 
 

Bigcommerce Tutorial Video


 
 

CoreCommerce Demo


 
 

X-Cart Admin Panel Video


 
 

3dcart Demo


 
 

Volusion Promo Video


 
 

Wix Store


 
 

Squarespace

Visit Squarespace


 
 

WooCommerce

Visit WooCommerce


 
 

PrestaShop

Visit Prestashop


 
 

Weebly eCommerce platform


 
 

Big Cartel Getting Started

Visit Big Cartel


 
 

Ecwid Tutorial


 
 

Magento: CE

Visit Magento


 
 

GoDaddy Online Store Demo Video

Alright you have all the info that you need to pick the shopping cart that works for you and build your store! Go, be bold and mighty!

Best eCommerce Software Comparison Chart - This guide compares 17 shopping carts & online store builders on 23 rows of features that are offered. Fine print & unfavorable terms & conditions exposed! Number 3 is on the move!